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Local Nielsen ratings snapshot (Mon.-Tues., May 2-3) -- Stars struggle on all counts

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The St. Louis Blues thrashed and bullied the Dallas Stars 6-1 Tuesday night while the Texas Rangers also lost on the road in Toronto.

Rangers-Blue Jays, which went to extra innings and aired partially opposite Stars-Blues, had the better of it in the D-FW Nielsen ratings.

Airing on Fox Sports Southwest, the Rangers drew 155,813 viewers and 66,690 in the advertiser-coveted 18-to-49-year-old demographic. The Stars, exiled to cable’s NBC Sports net for Game 3 of their Stanley Cup playoff series, pulled in 99,154 total viewers and 63,514 in the 18-to-49 age range.

Tuesday night’s top overall draw, CBS’ 7 p.m. episode of NCIS, had 325,790 total viewers. NBC’s 8 p.m. hour of Chicago Med was tops among 18-to-49-year-olds with 82,568. NBC also won at 7 and 9 p.m. in the 18-to-49 demographic with The Voice and Chicago Fire.

In Monday’s prime-time competition, NBC’s The Voice and ABC’s Dancing with the Stars tied for the most total viewers with 297,461 apiece from 7 to 9 p.m. Fox4’s local newscast led at 9 p.m. with 88,920 viewers.

Among 18-to-49-year-olds, The Voice won easily from 7 to 9 p.m. before Fox4’s news closed with a comfy first-place finish in the 9 p.m. hour.

Fox’s 8 p.m. premiere of Houdini & Doyle pulled a disappearing act with fourth place finishes in both key ratings measurements.

On FSS, the Rangers’ win at Toronto averaged 155,913 total viewers and 63,514 in the 18-to-49 realm.

Here are the four-way local news derby results for Monday and Tuesday -- the third and fourth weekdays of the ongoing May “sweeps” ratings period.

Monday -- TEGNA8 had the most total viewers at 10 p.m. while NBC5 ran first with 25-to-54-year-olds (main advertiser target audience for news programming).

Fox4 swept the 6 a.m. competitions and NBC5 stayed strong at 5 and 6 p.m. with a quartet of wins.

Tuesday -- Fox4 and NBC5 shared all the spoils.

The Peacock won at 10 p.m. in both ratings measurements and tied Fox4 for the top spot in total viewers at 6 a.m. NBC5 had first place to itself at 6 a.m. among 25-to-54-year-olds.

Fox4 ran the table at 5 p.m. and NBC5 did likewise at 6 p.m.

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